This filling smoothie with avocado and banana recipe is packed with nutrients and it can be served for breakfast and also for lunch. It is a great way to start your day with an extra energy boost!
The banana is sweet enough so you do not have to add any sugar or honey. You can freeze slices of banana or ripen bananas instead of throwing them away and use them when you want the drink to be really cold and have a little texture.
What are the health benefits of smoothie with avocado and banana?
Some people skip breakfast in the morning even it is proven this to be the most important meal of the day. This is when in the mornings, a smoothie with avocado and banana can fill you up full for a while and still not skipping an important meal.
The smoothie with avocado and banana contains high levels of folate and it has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a prenatal food supplement. There are many variations of smoothies including either avocado or bananas that brings great health benefits.
Many studies have found that a plant-based diet that includes superfoods such as avocados can help to decrease the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and promoting overall lower weight, healthy hair, and increased energy.
Avocados provide beta-carotene, lutein, omega-3 fatty acids and are a great source of vitamin B-6 and vitamins C, E, K, and magnesium, pantothenic acid, folate, niacin, and potassium. Vitamin E increases oxygen and blood flow to your sexual organs.
Avocados are also great for vision by helping in the protection to help minimize damage, including from ultraviolet light, in the tissues in the eyes, by providing phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin. A high level of potassium is an important mineral and reduces the risk of kidney stones.
Bananas are mainly rich in Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C and help in weight loss, and boost your brain. The bananas support the digestive system, thanks to the fiber and increasing bone density due to proteins and nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Copper, which are important for keeping the bones stronger.
Smoothie with avocado and banana
- Food processor
- Cutting board
- 1 ripe banana (sliced)
- 1 avocado (peel and remove stone)
- 2 tsp honey
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 6-8 ice cubes
- In a food processor blend avocado, banana, and honey until smooth.
- Then add the milk, vanilla, and ice cubes and blend for 30 seconds.
Nutritional information should be considered an estimate only; please always consult with a nutritionist, a registered dietician or your physician for any specific health-related questions.
It is always better for your health to use clean ingredients if possible organic – with no pesticides, antibiotics and hormones.